Conor Benn seems to be undistracted and unfazed by Chris Eubank Jr’s latest antics, where he has been seen eating burgers, cake and KFC, despite having to cut substantial weight for their fight.
Speaking to Charlie Parsons at Boxing Social, Benn claimed that Eubank’s tactics of trying to get ‘in his head’ have not been effective and suggested that Eubank is copying Billy Joe Saunders, who he lost to in 2014. The 26-year-old also hinted that it was to be expected from the Eubank family, who have a history of being unorthodox outside of the ring.
“It makes no difference, expect nothing less. I’m sure the whole public expect nothing less.
Even from early on in Eubank Jr’s career, with Eubank Snr just standing there staring at his son in the corner. It’s just a weird dynamic.
I think maybe because Eubank Jr got a beating by Billy Joe [Saunders], Billy Joe got in his head, so now Eubank is trying to do the same tactics. He’s just making himself look silly.”
On top of Eubank Jr’s fast food publicity stunts, we’ve also seen Senior calling for the fight to be off due to the ‘dangerous’ weight cut – Benn clearly thinks the contrasting actions are backfiring on the them:
“It ain’t got nothing to do with my game. He’s just making himself look silly. Especially when his Dad is coming out saying he is worried for his son and yet he’s out posting that. They’re just making themselves, as a whole, look silly.”
In contrast to Eubank, Conor Benn, like his Dad, doesn’t see himself as the superstar that he is promoted as, but rather as a man who just wants to fight. He played down his profile, insisting that he is in the fight game purely to provide entertainment and to take on any challengers.
“I’m not no megastar, I’m just a fighter who enjoys giving the public entertainment and fights with his heart on his sleeve.”
The fight takes place in London on October 8th on DAZN PPV, but plenty of eyes will be on the day before when both men are due to hit the scales.